Allen Robinson to throw out first pitch at Tigers game on Thursday


A Detroit native and Jaguars wide receiver will be throwing out the first pitch at Thursday’s Detroit Tigers game.

Jacksonville’s Allen Robinson will take the mound before tomorrow afternoon’s game vs. the Twins at Comerica Park, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Robinson will be accompanying 60 veterans from the Detroit Vet Center on Thursday, per the Free Press.

Vet centers aim to assist veterans as they transition to civilian life. They are overseen by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The 21-year-old Robinson is in his second NFL season. He caught 48 passes for 548 yards and two touchdowns in 2014 for Jacksonville.